Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

Adopting better state energy codes is a significant achievement, but enforcing these codes at the local level will be the hard part.

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When Codes Meet Ratings

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March 01, 1996

Will a banker or home builder gladly pay for a homeowner's next residential energy code compliance certificate? In some states where home energy ratings are popular, the answer may be yes. [continue reading]

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Making Sense of the Model Energy Code

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March 01, 1996

Within the past 18 months, several states and local jurisdictions have adopted the Council of American Building Officials' (CABO) Model Energy Code (MEC) as their building code for energy-related requirements. [continue reading]

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Code Compliance at 52 Percent in California

Author: Ted Rieger
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July 01, 1995

Only 52% of new homes complied with California's Title-24 energy code requirements in a field audit of 96 houses built in 1993. [continue reading]

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Canada's R-2000 Standards Get Tougher, Others Copy Older Program Measures

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1995

With some 8,000 homes built to Canada's R-2000 standards since 1982, one measure of the R-2000 program's success is how it's been copied by other home-building entities. [continue reading]

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Alliance Says State Building Codes Don't Make the Grade

Author: Cyril Penn
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May 01, 1995

At least half of all states have out-of-date residential building codes that force residents to waste millions of dollars a year on high energy bills, the Alliance to Save Energy found in a recent national survey. [continue reading]

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Life in the Independent Testing Lab

Author: Jim Clark
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March 01, 1994

As manufacturers race to bring new energy saving products to the market, the demand for accurate, non-biased reports of product performance is growing rapidly. [continue reading]

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